2013 Kitty Lundy Memorial Lecture
Thursday, March 28, 2013
York University, Keele Campus
Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (LA&PS)
Opening Address Kitty Lundy Memorial Lecture Part I:
Location: Underground Restaurant, Student Centre, York University
Location: Ross S802
Led by Professors Atsuko Matsuoka and Ann Thompson
This workshop consists of several components to address mental health recovery and wellness concepts. We will begin by discussing some key components of mental health recovery, anti-stigma and discrimination work along with Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), an Evidence-Based Practice approach to recovery.
Then we will introduce the audience to an innovative program which utilizes these components to support consumer/survivors achieve success in their lives, especially in the areas of self-help, employment and education.
This program is called PREFER (Peer Recovery Education for Employment and Resilience) and is currently funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation since 2010. You will hear individual success stories and what PREFER participants believe is essential to promote a personal foundation of healing, wellness and recovery as well as learn how to actively participate in creating a better environment for those who experience mental health challenges.
Session 2 – Community Mobilization +/-
Location: 626 York Research Tower
Led by Professor Andrea Daley
Led by Professor Andrea Daley
This workshop will address grassroots/community mobilization initiatives within psychiatric survivor communities. Drawing upon the experiences of community panel members, the workshop will introduce participants to the history of organizing within psychiatric survivor communities and ‘how’ community organizing happens; contemporary issues addressed by various initiatives including poverty and employment, violence, and alternatives to medical perspectives; and, how mad history and mad identities are being recognized and celebrated. Overall, the workshop will provide participants the opportunity to engage with thought provoking ideas that challenge dominant psychiatric and mental health perspectives and that seek to resist systemic oppressions associated with such perspectives.
Location: 280A York Lanes
Led by Professor Nick Mulé
This workshop will address the psychiatric and mental health structural and policy context in which notions of ‘normality’ and ‘abnormality’ are determined and responded to through service/program development.
Kitty Lundy Memorial Lecture Part II
Robert R McEwen Auditorium – Schulich Building
Barbara Hall, Chief Commissioner, Ontario Human Rights Commission
Minds that Matter: Human Rights, Mental Health and Addictions
Barbara Hall was appointed Chief Commissioner of the Province of Ontario’s Human Rights Commission in 2005. She is currently President of the Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies (CASHRA), a network that brings together Canada’s territorial, provincial and federal human rights agencies to protect, promote and advance human rights across the country.